0
Votes

Arlington Calendar March 12-18

Know of something missing from our community entertainment Calendar? Send it to The Arlington Connection, e-mail it to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

Ongoing:

The Arlington Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon year round. Located at the intersection of N. Courthouse Road and N. 14th Street. Visit www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com for more on the market and vendors.

Thursday/March 13

Discussion. Fine Art photographers David Applegate and Jim Steele will discuss "Analog to Digital Photography, the Current State of the Technology" from 7-9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm or 703-228-7710.

Urban Music. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about the production side of urban music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Dynamic Dinosaurs. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about these animals through stories, crafts and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Naturalist’s Collectors Club. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 11-13 can collect a blue mist chalcedony and create an Asian craft. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/March 14

Musical Storytime with Don Bridges. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy interactive music time. Free. For children ages 2-8. 703-241-8281.

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Teen Café. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teens 11-18 can enjoy games, music and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

Saturday/March 15

Story Time. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Meet Kaia. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. Hear dog stories, color and meet a big, friendly Newfoundland dog. For children ages 3-8. 703-241-8281.

Music Performance. Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca perform at 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. $20/person. Visit www.planetarlington.com or call 703-228-1850.

Musical Story. 7:30 p.m. hear “Whistle Stop Barbershop” at Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Tells the cross-country excursion by Henry K. Holiday, a politician, in his quest for the presidency, presented in the a cappella barbershop harmony style of the Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus. 703-521-9331.

Annual Ball. Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria is holding a ball from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Pentagon City. Tickets are $175/person. Enjoy auctions, food and dancing. E-mail jring10@comcast.net or 703-548-7454.

Talk and Meditation. 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 500. Listen to a talk on “Introduction to Buddhism” and then take part in a brief meditation. Free. 703-248-8251 or 202-986-2257.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at NRECA Building, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Hear The Good Time Group with Kalle Covert, Donna Davis, Bill Brown and James Meyers perform. Free. 703-536-7557.

Trout Fishing Season Starts. 9 a.m. in Four Mile Run stream from Bon Air Park south to Barcroft Park. Fishers over age 15 must have a valid Virginia State Fishing License. Free. 703-228-4400.

Children Only Fishing. 9 a.m. at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. Fishing in Bon Air Park will be open to children 15 and under. Parents can assist children, but no solo adult fishing allowed. Free but donations accepted. 703-525-0168.

Wriggly Critters Campfire. 6:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can enjoy activities, stories, animal guests, games and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 7-8:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy learning about these creatures and then watch them glide in. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Sunday/March 16

Slimy Times. 2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 7 and up can learn about everything slimy including snails, frogs, salamanders and more. Meet animals, stories and games. $1. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Opera Discussion. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear Michelle Kunz talk about the chorus in opera. Free. 703-536-7557.

Theater Piece. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, presents “Stations of the Cross” at 7 p.m. Features contemporary and traditional music and dramatic character interpretations. $10 donation. Visit www.standrewsnet.org or 703-522-1600.

Performance. See Laura Zam perform “Collaterally Damaged” at 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free.

Monday/March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Music Production. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to make urban music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Get Your Game On. 2:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teens 11-18 can enjoy games, music and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

Tuesday/March 18

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Mountain Climbing. 8:30 a.m., teens meet at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Langston Community Center or Gunston Community Center and take a 6-8 hour hike up Old Rag Mountain. $25/teen. 703-228-4738 to register.

Wednesday/March 19

Story Time. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Free. Features Sandra Beasley and Sydney March. 703-418-0166.

Wild Ones: Spring Equinox. 2-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-9 can learn why there are seasons and more. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

St. Patrick’s Day Stories. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children age 6-11 can hear stories, tell their owns and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

Stop in for Stories. 5:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages can enjoy stories, crafts and more. Free. 703-228-6545.

Movie Screening. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children, teens and their guests can watch “High School Musical 2.” Free. 703-228-5946.

Thursday/March 20

Cross Cultural Cinema. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Adio Kerida (Goodbye Dear Love).” Chronicles families traveling from Cuba to the U.S. Free.

Music Production. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to make urban music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Wild Discoveries. 10 a.m.-noon at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-10 can learn about the outdoors while searching for animals, making crafts and more. $4/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Movie Watch. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Goodbye Dear Love.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Author Talk. 6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Hawah discusses his book “Trails: Trust Before Suspicion” and others. Free. 703-228-6545.

Music Production. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to make urban music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Friday/March 21

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Saturday/March 22

Story Time. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Blood Drive. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Donated blood for the community. Walk-ins welcome but appointments preferred. Free. Eat and drink within six hours of donating. 703-698-3885.

Monday/March 24

Music Production. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to make urban music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Meet the Artist. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Meet Michael Kahn, artist director of The Shakespeare Theatre. Free. 703-228-6545.

Tuesday/March 25

Discussion. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Listen to journalists discuss “Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas.” Books will be available. Free.

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Birding Trip. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., adults can look for a variety of winterfowl on the Bay. $20/person. Meet at Lubber Run, 300 N. Park Drive. Bring lunch, binoculars and snacks. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 18-35 can discover nature through games, crafts and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Mel Goodman will discuss his book “The Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Talk. 7-8 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Michael Fletcher and Kevin Merida will discuss their book “Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Book Discussion in Spanish. 7 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library. Discuss “Los Santos de Agua Mansa, California” by Alex Espinoza. Free. 703-228-5710.

Book Discussion. 7:30 m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “The City of Fallen Angels” by John Berendt. Free. 703-228-5946.

Wednesday/March 26

Story Time. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Teen Only Fishing. 2 p.m. at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. For children and teens 10-19. Free. Fish for trout. 703-228-7783.

Movie Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Call 703-228-6545 for movie title.

Knit Wits. 4:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Teens 11-18 can learn how to knit and more. Bring project if doing one or learn. Free. 703-228-5715.

Thursday/March 27

Music Performance. Noon-1 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free chamber concert. Visit www.fmmc.org or 703-228-7710.

Music Production. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to make urban music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Welcome Back Spring. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Preschoolers can learn about the cycle of the seasons and look for signs of spring. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Genealogy Online. 2-3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn how to research a family tree online. Free. 703-228-5995.

Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution. 7:30-8:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about the exhibit at Smithsonian. Free. 703-228-6535.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. Free. 703-228-5946.

Friday/March 28

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Hula Workshop. 6:30-9:15 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. $30-$35. Learn about the hula basics and Hawaiian culture. Visit www.halauoulani.org or 301-919-7905.

Music Performance. Hear the Larry Stephenson Band at 7:30 p.m. at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcom Lane. Free. For more information, call 703-527-2621 or e-mail cumc@erols.com.

Welcome Back Spring. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Preschoolers can learn about the cycle of the seasons and look for signs of spring. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wii Will Rock You. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teens can play games on the Wii. Free. 703-228-5946.

Noche de Carnaval. Enjoy an evening of Mardi Gras with Los Quetzales at 8 p.m. at Gunston Theatre One. Enjoy dancing and food. Visit www.quetzales.org or 703-528-4142 for prices.

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. The Arlington Arts Alliance ArtFest is at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. See demonstrations by glass and pottery artists. Hear music and more. Free. Visit www.arlngtonartistsalliance.org or 703-532-4450.

Saturday/March 29

Story Time. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Lyon Park Community Center, 414 N. Filmore St. Free. Hear advanced instrumentalists of all ages. Visit www.levineschool.org or 703-237-5655.

Hula Workshop. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. $175 includes lessons, breakfast, lunches and DVD. Learn about the hula basics and Hawaiian culture. Visit www.halauoulani.org or 301-919-7905.

Civil War Forts Van Tour. 9 a.m.-noon people ages 10 and up can visit locations and learn about the various forts. $10/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342. Leave from Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive.

Noche de Carnaval. Enjoy an evening of Mardi Gras with Los Quetzales at 7 p.m. at Gunston Theatre One. Enjoy dancing and food. Visit www.quetzales.org or 703-528-4142 for prices.

Sunday/March 30

Welcome Back Spring. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about the seasons and look for signs of spring. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Hula Workshop. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. $175 includes lessons, breakfast, lunches and DVD. Learn about the hula basics and Hawaiian culture. Visit www.halauoulani.org or 301-919-7905.

Monday/March 31

Kindermusik. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. Children can play instruments, sing, listen and more. For children ages 1-6. 703-241-8281.

Film Series. 7:30 p.m. watch “New York, New York” at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Kickoff of Kander and Ebb film series. 703-228-0322.